An introduction to critical care that helps nurses deliver effective, saf care that optimizes patients’ outcomes. Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing 3rd edition provides novice critical care nurses with a firm foundation so that they are able to understand the complexities of care; deliver safe, effective care; and begin their transition to expert nurses. It identifies techniques and concepts that are unique to critical care nursing and focuses on the essentials of providing care to patients with disorders that are usuallyy seen in critical care settings. Evidence-based practices, commonly used medications, safety initiatives, and leading technologies for providing better care are highlighted throughout the book.
This title is appropriate for all baccalaureate and associate-level courses in critical care and advanced adult or medical surgical nursing, as well as for hospital orientation programs for beginning critical care nurses.
This latest 3rd edition includes current recommendations for practice as well as new NCLEX®-style questions and analytical Why Not/Why features that spark critical thinking and test readers’ understanding. By concentrating on the problems that the new critical care nurse is most likely to encounter, the textbook establishes the groundwork nursing students need to become increasingly effective nurses capable of offering advanced care.
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